A bizarre unnamed art installation piece which features a masked female dancer, put together for an exhibition by Jordan Wolfson at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York.
Created with Hollywood special effects company Spectral Moments, the dancer has facial recognition tech so viewers who approach it will be seen back, and convincingly lip-syncs to speech played in the background - video embedded below:
Presented here for the first time, Wolfson’s animatronic sculpture combines film, installation, and performance in the figure of a curvaceous, scantily clad woman covered in dirt marks and wearing a witch mask. Unlike the artist’s two-dimensional subjects, this life-size character was developed in close collaboration with a special effects studio in California used by major Hollywood productions. The woman can be encountered on a one-on-one basis in a mirrored room in the gallery, creating a different kind of viewing experience that intensifies the importance of the gaze found throughout Wolfson’s work.
The exhibition runs until the 19th of April - you can find out more here